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Let all our actions be directed to the end that God may be glorified in all things. - Saint Benedict


My Bible History - Old Testament #18 - The Return of Jacob, by by Bishop Louis LaRavoire Morrow, D.D.


Blessed Osanna Andreasi

Also known as

• Hosanna Andreasi
• Hosanna Andreassi
• Hosanna of Mantua
• Osanna Andreassi
• Osanna of Mantua

Profile

Daughter of Italian nobles Nicolaus and Agnes. Reported to have had a vision of angels, paradise, and the Trinity at age five. Feeling called to religious life, she rejected a marriage arranged by her father, and became a Dominican tertiary at 17; she waited 37 years to complete her vows so she could care for her brothers and sisters after the death of her parents. Mystic who would fall into ecstasies whenever she spoke of God. Visionary who saw images of Christ bearing his cross. Had the pain of the stigmata along with red marks, but no bleeding. Helped the poor and sick, served as spiritual director for many, spent much of her family's considerable fortune to help the unfortunate. Spoke out against decadence, and criticized the aristocracy for a lack of morality. Friend of Blessed Columba of Rieti. A record of her spiritual conversations with Girolamo de Monte Oliveto has survived.

Born

17 January 1449 at Mantua, Italy

Died

1505 of natural causes

Beatified

24 November 1694 by Pope Leo X and Pope Innocent XII (cultus confirmed)

Patronage

school girls

Prayers

O God, giver of all good things, you led Blessed Osanna to prefer the unsearchable riches of Christ above all else and to so teach others. By following her example and teaching may we grow in knowledge of you and faithfully live according to the light of the gospel. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. - General Calendar of the Order of Preachers

Representation

• Dominican tertiary wearing a crown of thorns and surrounded by rays of light
• Dominican with the devil under her feet
• a broken heart with a crucifix springing from it
• a lily
• two angels, one with a lily, one with a cross

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-osanna-andreasi/


Saint Gregory Barbarigo

Also known as

• Gregory Bardardico
• Gregorio Barbarigo
• Gregorio Giovanni Gasparo Barbarigo
• Gregory Lewis Barbadigo

Profile

Son of a Venetian senator. Educated at the University of Padua. Civil and canon lawyer. Worked on the negotiations for the Peace of Westphalia that ended the Thirty Years' War on 24 October 1648; one of his co-workers was archbishop Fabio Chigi, the future Pope Alexander VII. Ordained on 21 December 1655. Domestic prelate to Pope Alexander VII. Referendary of the Tribunals of the Apostolic Signature of Justice and of Grace. Bishop of Bergamo, Italy on 9 July 1657. Created cardinal on 5 April 1660. Bishop of Padua, Italy on 24 March 1664. Part of the conclave of 1667 that chose Pope Clement IX. Part of the conclave of 1676 that chose Blessed Pope Innocent XI. Supervised Catholic teaching in Rome, Italy for three years. Part of the conclave of 1689 that chose Pope Alexander VIII. Part of the conclave of 1691 that chose Pope Innocent XII. Noted as a distinguished churchman and leading citizen whose charities were on a princely scale. Worked for unity of the Latin and Orthodox Churches.

Born

16 September 1625 at Venice, Italy as Gregorio Giovanni Gasparo Barbarigo

Died

• 18 June 1697 at Padua, Italy of natural causes
• buried in the cathedral of Padua

Beatified

6 July 1771 by Pope Clement XIV

Canonized

26 May 1960 by Blessed Pope John XXIII

Video

YouTube PlayList

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gregory-barbarigo/


Saint Elizabeth of Schönau

Also known as

• Elizabeth of Sconauge
• Elisabeth of...

Profile

Born to the German nobility. Raised and educated in Schönau Benedictine abbey near Bingen, Germany from age 12. Elizabeth came to see the abbey as home, and took vows as a Benedictine nun in 1147. Friend of Saint Hildegard von Bingen. Abbess at Schonau from 1157 until her death.

In 1152 she began receiving ecstacies and visions of Jesus and Mary, received the gift of prophecy, and suffered the assaults of demonic forces. With the help of her brother Egbert, a monk and abbot, she wrote three volumes describing her visions. The periods in ecstacies weakened her already fragile health.

Born

1126 in Bingen, Germany

Died

• 18 June 1164 at Bingen, Germany of natural causes
• buried in the church of Saint Florin at the Schönau abbey
• most relics were destroyed by Swedish forces in 1632
• remaining relics enshrined in the parish church in Schönau

Canonized

• never formally canonized, but popular devotion went on for centuries
• added to the Roman Martyrology in 1584 by Pope Gregory XIII

Representation

Benedctine nun with a book

Patronage

against temptations

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-elizabeth-of-schonau/


Blessed Euphemia of Altenmünster

Also known as

Eufemia

Profile

Daughter of Count Berthold and Sophie of Andechs; sister of the Saint Mechtildis of Edelstetten. Benedictine nun. Abbess of Altomünster abbey in Dachau, Upper Bavaria (in modern Germany), expanding its property and population, and leading by personal piety and devotion to the Benedictine Rule.

Born

12th century Bavaria, Germany

Died

• 18 June c.1180 in Altomünster abbey in Dachau, Upper Bavaria (in modern Germany) of natural causes
• buried in her family crypt in Diessen am Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-euphemia-of-altenmunster/


Saint Marcellian

Also known as

Marcellianus

Profile

Son of Saint Tranquillinus of Rome who raised him a pagan before his own conversion. Twin brother of Saint Mark. Convert to Christianity. May have been a deacon. Imprisoned for his faith during the persecutions of Maximian Herculeus. Visited in prison by Saint Sebastian who encouraged him not to give in. Martyr.

Died

• nailed to a post and pierced with a lance in 286
• buried near the Catacomb of Saint Domitilla
• grave re-discovered in 1902

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marcellian/


Blessed Marina of Spoleto

Profile

Member of the Canonesses Regular of Saint Augustine, taking the name Marina in honour of Mary, Star of the Sea. Founded the monastery of San Matteo in 1265, a house devoted to strict observation of the Augustinian rule. Led a life dedicated to prayer.

Born

early 13th century Spoleto, Italy as Vallarina Petruccini

Died

• 18 June 1300
• body found incorrupt when relics translated in 1471
• body found incorrupt when relics translated in 1548
• body found incorrupt when relics translated in 1639

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-marina-of-spoleto/


Saint Mark

Also known as

Marcus

Profile

Son of Saint Tranquillinus of Rome who raised him a pagan before his own conversion. Twin brother of Saint Marcellian. Convert to Christianity. May have been a deacon. Imprisoned for his faith during the persecutions of Maximian Herculeus. Visited in prison by Saint Sebastian who encouraged him not to give in. Martyr.

Died

• nailed to a post and pierced with a lance in 286
• buried near the Catacomb of Saint Domitilla
• grave re-discovered in 1902

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-mark/


Saint Equizio of Telese

Also known as

Equizio the Deacon

Profile

Deacon to Saint Palerio of Telese.

Died

• buried in the church of San Palerio at an unknown point
• grave re-discovered following a vision in 1167
• relics re-discovered in 1712 when the old church was being demolished
• relics enshrined under the high altar of the church of Saint John the Baptist on 5 March 1713

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-equizio-of-telese/


Saint Abraham of Clermont

Profile

While on a journey from Syria to Egypt to learn from the desert monks, he was kidnapped by thieves and kept captive for five years. He eventually escaped and by land and sea made his way to Gaul where he settled as a hermit near Clermont in the Auvergne region. His reputation for holiness spread, and he attracted so many would be students that he had to build a monastery for them. Miracle worker.

Born

5th century Syria

Died

472 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-abraham-of-clermont/


Saint Marina of Bithynia

Profile

Hermitess in 8th century Bithynia (in modern Turkey), wearing a monk's habit. The desert fathers of the time knew her, wrote of her, and considered her a holy woman.

Died

• c.750 of natural causes
• relics translated to the church of San Marina in Venice, Italy in 1230
• some relics translated to the church of San Marina in Parish, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marina-of-bithynia/


Saint Calogerus the Anchorite

Also known as

• Calogero the Anchorite
• Calogerus the Anchoret

Profile

Fifth century evangelist on the island of Lipari, Italy. Lived his last 35 years as a hermit near Girgenti, Sicily. Noted exorcist.

Born

Greece

Died

c.486 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-calogerus-the-anchorite/


Hermits of Karden

Profile

A father (Felicio) and his two sons (Simplicio and Potentino)who became pilgrim to various European holy places, and then hermits at Karden (modern Treis-Karden, Germany).

Born

Aquitaine (in modern France)

Died

relics transferred to places in the Eifel region of western Germany at some point prior to 930

Canonized

12 August 1908 by Pope Pius X (cultus confirmation)

http://catholicsaints.info/hermits-of-karden/


Saint Calogero of Sicily

Also known as

Calogerus

Profile

Hermit with the gift of healing by prayer.

Born

c.466 in Chalcedon, Thrace

Died

c.561 at Monte Cronios, Sciacca, Sicily

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-calogero-of-sicily/


Saint Amandus of Bordeaux

Also known as

Amand, Amantius, Amatius

Profile

Bishop of Bordeaux, France c.404. Brought Saint Paulinus of Nola to the faith.

Born

latter 4th century

Died

• c.431 of natural events
• buried at the church of San Severino

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-amandus-of-bordeaux/


Saint Osanna of Northumbria

Profile

Princess of Northumbria (in modern England) who became a nun.

Born

7th century England

Died

• 8th century England of natural causes
• buried in Howden, Northumberland, England
• miracles reported at her tomb

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-osanna-of-northumbria/


Saint Calogerus of Fragalata

Profile

Monk, receiving the habit in Rome. Abbot. Driven into North Africa by Arian Vandals with Saint Demetrius and Saint Gregory. Settled, preached in Fragalata, Sicily.

Died

at Fragalata, Sicily

Patronage

Fragalata, Sicily

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-calogerus-of-fragalata/


Saint Alena of Dilbeek

Also known as

• Alena of Forest
• Elena

Profile

Raised in a pagan family, Alena converted and was baptised in secret. Murdered while trying to secretly go to Mass.

Born

near Brussels, Belgium

Died

martyred c.640

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-alena-of-dilbeek/


Blessed Peter Sanchez

Profile

Mercedarian. In Algiers in North Africa he ransomed 50 Christians enslaved and put to hard labour by Muslims.

Died

1503 in Valensia, Spain of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-peter-sanchez/


Saint Demetrius of Fragalata

Profile

Fifth century archdeacon. Driven into North Africa by Arian Vandals with Saint Gregory and Saint Calogerus. Settled, preached in Fragalata, Sicily.

Died

at Fragalata, Sicily

Patronage

Fragalata, Sicily

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-demetrius-of-fragalata/


Saint Gregory of Fragalata

Profile

Fifth century bishop. Driven into North Africa by Arian Vandals with Saint Demetrius and Saint Calogerus. Settled, preached in Fragalata, Sicily.

Died

at Fragalata, Sicily

Patronage

Fragalata, Sicily

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gregory-of-fragalata/


Saint Fortunatus the Philosopher

Profile

Bishop driven from the north of Italy by the Lombards, settling near Chelles, France. Known for the depth of both his education and his personal piety.

Died

c.569 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-fortunatus-the-philosopher/


Saint Edith of Aylesbury

Also known as

Edith of Bicester

Profile

Born a princess, the daughter of King Penda of Merca, sister of Saint Edburga of Bicester. Nun at Aylesbury.

Died

c.650

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-edith-of-aylesbury/


Saint Etherius of Nicomedia

Also known as

Aetherius of Nicomedia

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

304 in Nicomedia (in modern Turkey)

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-etherius-of-nicomedia/


Saint Guy of Baume

Profile

Benedictine monk at Baume with Saint Berno of Cluny. Abbot at Baume. Resigned the position c.940 to retire as a hermit near Fayen-Bresse.

Died

c.940

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-guy-of-baume/


Blessed Jerome of Vallumbrosa

Profile

Benedictine Vallumbrosan monk. Hermit who lived 35 years on bread and water.

Died

1135 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jerome-of-vallumbrosa/


Saint Cyriacus of Málaga

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

stoned to death in 305 in Málaga, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-cyriacus-of-malaga/


Saint Elpidius of Brioude

Also known as

Elpida, Elpidia, Helpidius

Profile

Fourth-century martyr.

Died

Brioude, France

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-elpidius-of-brioude/


Saint Athenogenes of Pontus

Profile

Priest. Hymnist. Martyr.

Died

burned at the stake in 196 in Pontus, Asia Minor

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-athenogenes-of-pontus/


Saint Paula of Málaga

Profile

Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

stoned to death in 305 in Málaga, Spain

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-paula-of-malaga/


Saint Osmanna of Jouarre

Also known as

Osanna

Profile

Nun at Jouarre, France.

Died

c.700 of natural causes

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-osmanna-of-jouarre/


Saint Arcontius of Brioude

Also known as

Arconce, Arcons

Profile

Fourth-century confessor in Brioude, France.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-arcontius-of-brioude/


Saint Marina of Alexandria

Also known as

Maria, Marianus

Profile

Martyr.

Died

Alexandria, Egypt

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-marina-of-alexandria/


Saint Gerland

Profile

Thirteenth century knight.

Died

relics at Caltagirone, Sicily

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-gerland/


Saint Erasmo

Profile

Hermit. May have been a monk or anchorite, but no details have survived.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-erasmo/


Saint Colman mac Mici

Profile

No details about him have survived.

http://catholicsaints.info/saint-colman-mac-mici/


Martyrs of Ravenna

Profile

A group of four Christians martyred together. We have no details but their names – Crispin, Cruciatus, Emilius and Felix

Died

Ravenna, Italy, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-ravenna-18-june/


Martyrs of Rome

Profile

Three Christians martyred together. We have no details but their names – Cyriacus, Paul and Thomas

Died

Rome, Italy, date unknown

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-rome-18-june/


Martyrs of Tripoli

Profile

Three imperial Roman soldiers, at last two of them recent converts, who were imprisoned, tortured and executed for their faith. Martyrs - Hypatius, Leontius and Theodulus.

Born

Greek

Died

c.135 at Tripoli, Phoenicia (in modern Lebanon)

http://catholicsaints.info/martyrs-of-tripoli-18-june/


Also celebrated but no entry yet

• Baithan of Dunleer
• Cadwgan of Bangor
• Furudran of Dunleer
• Hermann Floreffe
• Hosanna Howden


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